chicken, main dish, mexican

Honey Lime Enchiladas

These enchiladas are a favorite in our house! And after I make them my husband takes the left over s to work the next day or two! They are yummy and even my little boys ask for seconds! Honey-Lime Chicken Enchiladas 1/4 cup honey (heaping) 2 teaspoons chili powder 2 large chicken breasts, cooked and shredded 12 corn tortillas 1/4 cup lime juice 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 cups shredded mexican cheese 1 cup heavy cream 1 large can of green enchilada sauce (my favorite is macayo’s) 1 Tablespoon cooking oil Combine honey, lime juice, chili powder and garlic in …

bread, breakfast, sausage

Quick and Easy Biscuits and Gravy

    Quick and Easy Biscuits and Gravy   1 bag Grand’s Buttery Tastin’ Biscuits (in the freezer section) or your favorite biscuits 2 Tablespoons Oil 1 lb. Jimmy Dean Sausage (in the tube) 1/4 cup Wondra (quick mixing flour for sauces and gravies) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper Milk (enough to cover meat)   Bake biscuits, while baking put oil in saucepan, add sausage and brown; break into small pieces, when cooked add salt and pepper and sprinkle Wondra; mix (Wondra will clump around meat and absorb liquid, add milk (cover meat entirely) and stir constantly on medium until …

main dish, pasta

Bacon Carbonara

This dish was a step up from your regular ol’ spagetti or alfredo from a jar pasta dish. But it totally a good week day meal. The sauce is creamy and extra delicious! I didn’t add any chicken to mine, but I am sure it would be great with it too! Bacon Carbonara 1/2 pound bacon 1 small onion, diced 4 mushrooms sliced 1/2 pound pasta sauce: 4 eggs 1/2 cup cream 2/3 cup parmesan (plus extra to sprinkle on top!) 1 teaspoon died parsley 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper flakes (be very careful with …

beans, sides, summertime

Homemade Baked Beans

Homemade Baked Beans The perfect side dish for your next BBQ is this baked beans recipe! It is my absolute favorite thing to bring and is always a fan favorite.   Don’t get me wrong, plain baked beans are delicious but if you have some extra time and want to take them to the next level you need to try out this homemade recipe. Everyone who tries these never looks back and I always get asked how to make them. I can honestly eat a whole plate of these baked beans and I do sometimes instead of eating a hamburger …

freezer, pasta, sides, summertime

The BEST Macaroni & Cheese

 are you wondering how to make Patti Labelle macaroni and cheese Oprah Winfrey talked about her favorite things. One of them was Patti Labelle Macaroni. It is Oprahs favorite things and Oprahs favorite food. There is just something about Homemade Macaroni and Cheese! First of all, this recipe pleases both children and adults! Which in my book is worth twice as much as just a good recipe that only adults enjoy! My 2 little boys eat a full plate of this in a matter of minutes! We love it around here and I am sure you will too! **This recipe …

breakfast, dessert, fruit

Crepe trio

Crepes aren’t our usual Saturday or Sunday morning breakfast. Usually its french toast or pancakes. But these happen on occasion (usually when we have had breakfast for supper that week) and I love them! Fun and Classy!     Crepe Trio Crepe Batter 1 cup flour pinch of salt 3 eggs 1 to 1 1/3 cups milk 2 Tablespoons melted butter   Combine ingredients in blender and blend until smooth and lump free. Let sit for a few minutes. Add more milk if the batter isnt really thin. (like the consisency of light cream), This can be made ahead up …

chicken, chinese, dinner

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe Tonights dinner? Sweet and sour chicken! Do you want to learn how to make the yummiest homemade Chinese food? There is only a few simple easy steps.  If you’re looking for other homemade Chinese food recipes, I have several of my favorites in my latest cookbook, Making Messes with Scarlett! My husband is a fan of sweet and sour chicken so I thought I would try this recipe. It was a huge hit in our house and even the boys ate tons of it! Definitely a keeper for an easy go to dinner meal. This …

dessert, shower food, summertime

Sand Bakkles

These are one of my all time favorite desserts! I am a tart and sugar cookie kind of gal! These are a little time consuming, but the presentation is amazing! They are perfect for any special occasion or baby shower!   The tart shells can be found at specialty cooking stores. In Arizona there is a place called Shars that carries alot of Bosch items and they have these there. For those of you not in Arizona they sell them at Williams Sonoma here is just one of the options they carry.   Sand Bakkles recipe by: Elizabeth Banks Shell: …


Hot Fudge

Hot Fudge recipe by Elizabeth Banks 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup flour 2 Tablespoons cocoa 1 cup evaporated milk 1/2 cube butter Mix sugar, flour, and cocoa together and add the milk and butter. Put in pan and cook until thick; stiring constantly. If there are any lumps you can put it in the blender for 30 seconds. Sauce will thicken when you return it to the stove.

cookies, dessert

My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

This is my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe! I know everyone likes their chocolate chip cookies a different way but I love the course sea salt in the recipe and the flavor that it gives these cookies! Give it a try!   And if you are looking for a fun dessert put the dough in some ramakins (fill 3/4’s full). I also like to buy the small tin foil (to-go) containers and do it in them.     Add a scoop of ice cream   And some hot fudge for the chocolate lovers!       AND ENJOY!     …